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Gaza and Israel are experiencing war fears despite the ceasefire



After seven chaotic and violent hours, the silence returned overnight to the Gaza Strip. On Saturday, civilians in the Palestinian enclave and in Israel feared the potential for a new war.

The deadly firefight of an Israeli soldier's Palestinian during Friday's protests at the border sparked a wave of Israeli bombing, involving three fighters from the Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip. Hamas was killed and dozens hit.

Following intense indirect mediation by the United Nations and Egypt, a ceasefire took effect at midnight, but both populations remained on alert to another comprehensive conflict between Israel and Hamas

"The war is coming. Israeli) crew raids to pave the way with their home base, "said Somaya Rabaya, 21, from Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip opposite AFP.

While the ceasefire agreement included an end to rockets and mortars, it did not include a commitment by Hamas to stop what Israeli media called "terror kites," a senior Hamas source said on condition of anonymity.

During the border protests, young Palestinians in Gaza hanged incendiaries and dragons on balloons and floated them across the largely sealed border, igniting hundreds of fires. [196597] Ofir Libstein, 44, lives with his wife and four sons in the Kfar Aza kibbutz near the border with the northern Gaza Strip

The land around their community has caused great damage by dragons and balloons.

"You see all the fire, all the trees, all the flowers, all on fire," he said

He said that no fires had been fired near his house by Saturday, but he feared it would later could come to this.

The resurgence of violence has also repeatedly blown up Israelis near Gaza. Rockets and mortars fired by militant Palestinians

"It's scary, but that's life next to the Gaza Strip," Libstein said and promised to stay.

Israeli politicians have lately been facing tougher reactions against the perpetrators of incendiary bombs, while the army is bordering groups of young men on the border.

On Saturday morning in Gaza, 17-year-old Wissam was joined by a number of other teenagers who fitted dragons with small bottles of diesel and backed a sandbank out of fear of Israeli strikes.

"This morning they bombed a Hamas observation post near here I was afraid they would hit us with a rocket," he said.

– "I do not want a war" –

The border was mostly quiet on Saturday but there were months of big protests and clashes culminating on Fridays.

At least 149 Palestinians have been killed since the end of March, Friday's death was Israel's first dead

For Israel, the army defends its borders and stops infiltrations and accuses Hamas of using the protests as cover

Palestinians and human rights groups say that unarmed demonstrators are shot while they are not a real threat to soldiers.

The people of Gaza also consider the kite firebombs to be a legitimate resistance to Israel's blockade.

There has been an escalation in recent weeks: last weekend, Gaza and Gaza have had the worst firefight between Israel and Palestinian militants since 2014.

Israeli strikes hit dozens of Gaza military forces with 200 rockets d of mortar was also fired from the area on Israel.

"We do not want a new war," said Khaled Barbakh, 22, from Khan Yunis in southern Gaza.

"We are tired and want to live like humans," he added, referring to Israel's decades-long blockade.

Israel says the blockade is necessary to isolate Hamas, with whom it has led three wars since 2008, most recently in 2014.

Critics say that it amounts to the collective punishment of the two million inhabitants of the Strip and leads to further radicalization.

While civilians remain suspicious of another conflict, many would likely withdraw behind their leaders, said Nathan Thrall of the International Crisis Group AFP think tank

"If a war breaks out now, I suspect most of them are would be, "Thrall said.

"If it had broken out last night, Gaza would have backed the retaliation of Hamas and many Israelis would have done it to support the Israeli action to stop the brand new dragons and the ball"

An explosion in the sky of one Israeli Bombardment at Khan Yunis in Southern Gaza Strip on July 20, 2018

A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces at protesters on the border with Israel east of Khan Yunis in the Landing Gaza Strip

Balloons with incendiary bombs are flown during a confrontation between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops east of Gaza city along the border between Israel and Israel towards Israel Gaza Strip and Israel, on July 13, 2018

Palestinian paramedics an injured man in al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza-St adt, after Israeli forces harassed him on protests along the border east of Gaza City on July 20, 2018 [19659036] Palestinian nationals respond as they arrive at al-Shifa Hospital's morgue in Gaza City, where the body is was brought by Mohammed Badwan after he was killed by Israeli forces during protests along the road east of Gaza City on July 20, 2018


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